Submission Preparation ChecklistAs part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
- The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
- Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
- The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
- The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
These should be sent to the Editor.
Regular Articles : should describe original investigations and research works that represent new and significant contributions and advances to the field of Infectious Diseases; such articles should contain 4000-6000 words, 4-8 figures/tables and a maximum of 35-40 references. The structured abstract should be 200-250 words. Original/Regular Articles are always peer-reviewed.
Review Articles: should bear reviews on major areas or sub-areas in the area of Infectious Diseases. Reviews should describe current, new developments, summarize progress, and analyze published works in the field. Such articles should contain 5000-8000 words, 4-8 figures/Tables and a maximum of 40-50 references. The structured Abstract should be 200-250 words. Review Articles are always peer-reviewed.
Case Reports: Case report articles contain reports on Infectious Disease-cases of interest. They should contain a maximum of 1,500 words, 3-4 Tables/Figures and no more than 20 references. Case Reports are peer-reviewed.
Letter to Editor
These letters should comment on articles previously published in AJID or any other matter of interest to the journal. They should not have Tables or Figures. They should contain 500-750 words in length, and no more than a maximum of 5 references. Letters to the Editors are not peer-reviewed, but the Editor reserves the right to accept or reject any such article. The Editor may also seek expert vies and/or opinions in the field before accepting or rejecting such articles. Short Communications are peer-reviewed.
Focus and Scope
The African Journal of Infectious Diseases (AJID) is a journal that publishes papers which make an original contribution to the understanding of infectious diseases. Any paper relating to impact, care, prevention and social planning will be considered for publication. Reports of research related to any aspect of the fields of microbiology, parasitology, infection, and host response, whether laboratory, clinical, or epidemiologic, will be considered for publication. Major Articles, Short Communications, Correspondence, Editorials, and Review articles are considered for publication. Papers will be accepted on the understanding that their contents have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers will be refereed by at least two appropriately qualified referees. The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately two to three months after acceptance. The Journal id published twice a year.
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